Effective March 1, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio is using new forms for domestic violence protection orders. The new forms address a lot of issues that the old forms (and rules) did not adequately address, including:
- Revising the forms to address the no fee provisions of VAWA (the Violence Against Women Act);
- Stating the judicial review standard for protection order proceedings before a magistrate;
- Making it clear the address the petitioner’s provides to receive mail from the court should not render them unsafe;
- Pointing out that no contact orders apply to social media;
- Stating that police officers and military members may be exempt from firearms/ guns provisions due to the nature of their jobs; AND
- Addressing weapons / firearms / guns surrender and return procedures.
The new domestic violence protection order forms can be found by clicking the link below:
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Virginia Cornwell is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Family Relations Specialist.
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